Easter Mix: The Best of Yolks and Folks

Our friends, The Straights, had a wonderful open house/fair at their farm last weekend. The event was called Yolks and Folks.

Yolks and Folks

Yolks and Folks

I was asked to DJ, along the lines of:

I love the idea of a bluegrass backbone. I am also hoping to add some elements to that musically to tie in with the theme. The event is called Yolks & Folks and is an Easter Open Barn. Therefore, I am thinking some songs with 1. The color yellow in the name, 2. Sunshine themed songs (to tie in with the yellow), 3. Easter classics – maybe Ella Fitzgerald-style Easter tunes. Other things to toss in sparingly might be classic country, or chicken or egg songs – just for fun. Jesse assured me you were a music guru and could run with it.

Aw shucks. Ran with it I did, and presented here are my favorite tracks as an Easter mix for your enjoyment.

The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

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  1. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) — Johnny Cash [download]
  2. There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down — Brother Claude Ely [download]
  3. Hallelujah It Is Done — Elizabeth Cotten [download]
  4. Redeemed — Clara Ward [download]
  5. At the Cross — Sonny Treadway [download]
  6. I Am the Man Thomas — Ralph Stanley  [download]
  7. People Get Ready — Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions [download]
  8. Near the Cross — The Campbell Brothers & Willie Eason [download]
  9. Crucifixion — Rev. Gary Davis [download]
  10. Calvary — Alabama Sacred Harp Singers [download]
  11. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole — Blind Willie Johnson [download]
  12. The Lord’s Last Supper — Reno & Smiley [download]
  13. How Jesus Died — The Pilgrim Travelers [download]
  14. I Shall Know Him — Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes [download]
  15. Never Said a Word — The Sensational Nightingales [download]
  16. I’m Glad Salvation Is Free — Mahalia Jackson [download]
  17. Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down — Sister Rosetta Tharpe [download]
  18. Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone — The Caravans [download]
  19. The Old Rugged Cross — Herb Ellis [download]
  20. One Day — The Angelic Gospel Singers & The Dixie Hummingbirds [download]
  21. Out On a Hill (Take 1) — The Soul Stirrers [download]
  22. He Arose from the Dead — Blind Lemon Jefferson [download]
  23. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring — Leo Kottke  [download]
  24. Great Speckled Bird — Lucinda Williams [download]
  25. Easter Parade — Billy Eckstine & Sarah Vaughan [download]
  26. You Brought the Sunshine — Al Green  [download]

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Bonus for the kiddies:

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